Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Netflix Orders Interactive Series Finale

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be canceled, but Netflix is celebrating the end of the popular comedy with an interactive series finale. 

Creator and executive producer, Tina Fey revealed the news on Wednesday, confirming the new project will launch in 2020. 

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“Fans will be able to make choices on behalf of our characters, taking different story paths with, of course, different jokes,” Fey said in a statement released by the streamer.

“I think it’s a great fit for our show and will be a great way to officially complete the series.”

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Netflix swung the ax on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 2018, and the final episodes aired earlier this year. 

There was word that a wrap-up movie could be in the works, so this project is not surprising. The most surprising aspect is the choose your own adventure. 

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It's a different approach to a series finale because it gives fans the ability to choose from the multiple endings that will be part of the special. 

Don't like the ending? Watch the episode again and make some different decisions. 

This is not the first time Netflix has done a project that gives the viewer the keys to the kingdom. Back in December, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a standalone movie gave viewers the chance to follow the narrative on their own terms. 

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It's unclear whether more Black Mirror episodes of this manner are in the works, but there it seems the risk paid off with Netflix keeping interactive TV very much alive. 

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Netflix has been on a cancellation spree of late, ending many shows that have reached the three season mark, and this will likely push fans to try to get the streamer to give endings to some of the other canceled series. 

What are your thoughts on the special?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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